carpetbag judges
Colloquial term used to describe northern judges during the post-Civil War era who traveled to the South to serve on southern courts, typically for personal gain. "Carpetbag" refers to the judges' practice of carrying their possessions with them in carpetbags.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


carpetbag judges
Colloquial term used to describe northern judges during the post-Civil War era who traveled to the South to serve on southern courts, typically for personal gain. "Carpetbag" refers to the judges's practice of carrying their possessions with them in carpetbags.

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